Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job into Your Dream Career by Lauren BergerWelcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job into Your Dream Career by Lauren Berger

Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job into Your…

byLauren Berger

Paperback | April 22, 2014

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The essential book every workplace novice needs—a smart, practical, and fun guide to help them navigate the minefield of personalities, learn to work with their boss, identify priorities, and ultimately kick butt at their first job.

It’s a challenging time to be young and new in the workplace. Your parents can’t help—the rules have all changed, and faster than guide books can keep up. In Welcome to the Real World, career expert and entrepreneur Lauren Berger arms a new generation of workers like you with the tools you need to succeed. She feels your pain. She’s been in your shoes. Just a few years ago, she was you.

In a world defined by uncertainty, she argues you need to be bold, take risks, and understand your value. She shows you how to think of your job as a link that will eventually connect you to the opportunity of your dreams. It’s time to get comfortable getting uncomfortable, she advises. Her essential handbook tells you everything you should know to make the most of your first on-the-job experience, including how to:

  • Think about “The Big Picture”
  • Deal with rejection
  • Effectively manage your time
  • Navigate “sticky situations” in the office and communicate with different personality types
  • Embrace entrepreneurship regardless of position, rank, or title
  • Organize your financial situation and personal life
  • Get promoted and (one day) take your boss’ job!
Lauren Berger is arguably the nation's most in-demand career and internship expert. She is the CEO and founder of the top-internship website www.internqueen.com as well as www.laurenbergerinc.com. Her first book,All Work, No Pay, is a national campus bestseller. Berger has been featured onToday,Fox & Friends,Marie, the Hallmark Channel...
Bienvenue dans la vraie vie !
Bienvenue dans la vraie vie !

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Title:Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job into Your…Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.6 inPublished:April 22, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062307304

ISBN - 13:9780062307309

Customer Reviews of Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job into Your Dream Career


Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Tough Book to Review Are you a twenty-something who has life all planned out? Do you hold a detailed road map outlining each of your future goals, a summary of what your life is supposed to mean written in stone, and the keys to the career of your dreams? Well, if you do, you will definitely not relate to Paul Angone's newest book, 'All Groan Up'. But I’m pretty sure you are also in the minority of twenty-somethings - or else misrepresenting the truth! "Told with raw honesty, humor, and hope, 'All Groan Up' is for a generation asking, "What now?!"" With the insight that can only come from a guy who has been there, done that, and holds the t-shirt to prove it, Paul shares his journey and struggles transitioning from graduation into responsible adulthood. It is messy and hilarious, but most of all truthful. Primarily, it reveals that you are not alone in the struggle that is your twenties. Unfortunately, the truthful candor that is the strongest point of this book is also the part that makes it into a sometimes-shocking revelation of un-Christian (and extremely un-conservative) morals. Excessive drinking and partying, crude descriptions of the numerous relationships he was in with various girls, and a multitude of swear words and almost-swear words give cause to wonder how on earth a Christian publishing company was comfortable producing it. Overall, this book is filled with the ups and downs of a carnival ride. Along the ride, Paul reaches the high points of revealing the wisdom of following God's direction for your life with sincerity and hope… But always around the corner is a difficult-to-read episode of moral-less proportions. Should you read this book? I can’t answer that for you, but in my case I AM glad to have read the really good parts - I may even read them again - and feel that overall they outweigh the bad. I will not read the unhealthy parts again, though, and unfortunately I am not comfortable recommending this book because of them. I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
Date published: 2015-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An awesome gift for graduates! I’ve been a long-time reader of Paul Angone’s blog All Groan Up, and I can’t say enough about his first book, 101 Secrets for Your Twenties (I’ve highlighted passages, marked pages, and shared his nuggets of wisdom with many people while insisting that they have to get this book!), so I was so excited when I heard that Paul had written another book, titled All Groan Up. This time he shares more of his own story of being a college graduate and navigating his twenties, working at jobs that were quite different from how he pictured his life turning out, and trying to balance the idea of following his dreams and making a difference while also making a living. Though the details of your story may be different, I think that everyone can connect with struggling to find their path and navigating the years of being no longer a kid but also not feeling like a fully-fledged adult. One of Paul’s secrets in ‘101 Secrets for Your Twenties’ is that “life will never feel like it’s supposed to.” All Groan Up was a funny, honest, and vulnerable take on “the search for self, faith, and a freaking job!” Sharing our stories is an important way to connect, and reading this book made me feel like I’m not alone. I’ve realized that I’m not the only person who has no idea what’s next or no concrete plan for my life. I’m not the only person who had no answer to, “so, what do you want to do when you graduate?” (And now people have stopped asking, but I still don’t really have a plan.) I’m not the only person going through a quarter-life crisis. And, I’ve realized that there’s absolutely nothing wrong with any of that. If you feel the same way, I know you’ll love this book too. Paul shares some of the lessons that he’s learned through the telling of his own stories, and though this is a scary transition for many of us, I finished the book feeling hopeful and even excited about the possibilities for my life. All Groan Up (along with 101 Secrets for Your Twenties) would be awesome gift ideas for a graduate or anyone trying to figure out what’s next. I’m glad that I discovered it when I did!
Date published: 2015-04-21